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Magna Surgery Center is a JCAHO-accredited multi-specialty surgery center that has provided services in Chicago at its current location since 1987. The Center contains 3 operating rooms and 9 recovery bays with both beds and chairs for recovering patients. The hours of operation are6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Patient Population

The patient population includes adult patients, geriatric patients, and pediatric patients from age two to eighteen undergoing the following pediatric procedures: circumcision revision, primary circumcision, and minor procedures such as skin and cervical/inguinal node biopsies. Multiple cultural groups are served and the Center can arrange for specialized services including language translation, sign language, mobility assistance, literary assistance and vision assistance.

Scheduling, Admission, Treatment and Discharge Process and Criteria

Patients are admitted to the Center by their physician who is an active member of the Medical Staff and for whom the privilege to perform the scheduled procedure(s) has been delineated and approved by the Medical Executive Committee and the Board of Managers. Only licensed physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who have undergone a rigorous credentialing process are accepted on Staff at the Center.

The Center uses the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Classification System to assess candidates for ambulatory surgery.

Collaborative relationships between the physician’s office and the Center staff are instrumental in providing patient information during the scheduling, admission, treatment and discharge processes. Communication is achieved through phone calls, written communication, electronic communications and on- and off-site meetings.

Patients are evaluated at the time of admission by a registered nurse, anesthesiologist and the surgeon incorporating and confirming medical information obtained through pre-admission phone interviews and data collected from the surgeon and primary care physician. CLIA-waived testing is performed as necessary. Patients with an acceptable admission evaluation are cleared for surgery.

Patients undergo the scheduled procedure by their surgeon and are received in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit according to specific recovery protocols. Patient discharge is approved by the on-site anesthesiologist, present until each and every patient has been discharged.

Patients receive discharge instructions as specified by the surgeon. A medication reconciliation process occurs whereby each patient is provided with an updated medication list that is faxed or hand-delivered to the patient’s physician prior to the end of the day.

Organizational Goals

  • To provide safe, effective, efficient care in an ambulatory surgical setting.
  • To provide patient-centered care ensuring the optimal flow of patients through the process of care.
  • To provide care in a cost-effective and timely manner.
  • To continuously improve organizational performance.
  • To continuously attain high levels of patient, physician and staff satisfaction.

Frequent Services

  • CLIA-Waived Testing –urine pregnancy testing, blood glucose testing, and blood hematocrit testing as needed.
  • EKG – as needed
  • Nursing assessment and therapeutic modalities including medication administration and pain management.
  • Anesthesia - The anesthesia services are provided exclusively by Ambulatory Anesthesiologists of Chicago (AAOC), a group of ambulatory-only specialty anesthesiologists. Within AAOC there is significant experience in the management of all ambulatory surgical patients and bariatric patients with the requisite skills for such specialized care.
  • Surgical Specialty Care
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Gynecology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedics
    • Pain Management
    • Podiatry
    • Urology